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EU ban on chemicals will hit Scots farmers

A VOTE in the European Parliament last week rejected the views of the parliament’s own agricultural committee and will now see a ban for the use of plant protection products (PPPs) on ecological focus areas (EFAs) become effective for claim year 2018.

The plan to ban PPPs on EFA crops had been strongly opposed by NFU Scotland, fellow farming unions and several member states – a position that was accepted by the agri-committee of the European Parliament two weeks ago.

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